General information for Sunday March 28, 2021
Ghana Electrical Contractors Association (GECA) President Nana Addo Tetebo described a petition against Mr. Kwame Agyeman-Budu; Managing Director (MD) of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and allegedly emanated from GECA as fraudulent and malicious.
According to him, all official letters of his outfit must be signed by authorized signatories on official letterhead but it was otherwise in the said petition to the Minister of Energy. The general public must therefore treat it with the contempt it deserves.
“We have neither issued a statement nor sent a petition to the president calling for the removal of Kwame Agyeman-Budu. All GECA letters have headers but this one does not. This letter is clearly politically motivated by unscrupulous guys, ”he told Don Kwabena Prah on Happy FM’s Epa Hoa Daben.
Nana Addo Tetebo added that there are issues regarding payments between GECA and ECG but the MD has done everything possible to resolve it and so as an association they have no reason to write a petition or protest against the MD from now on. “Yes, the ECG and PDS are owed to us, we have had several meetings with the ECG and there are plans well advanced on how the payment will be made. The petition is therefore sponsored by faceless personalities who want the post of CEO. “
On Thursday, March 25, 2021, a widely circulated petition to the Minister of Energy cited the delay in paying contractors’ fees, among other things, as reasons for the removal of the CEO of ECG. The said letter allegedly written by the GECA was refuted by the President of the GECA after addressing all the issues set out in the letter and also categorically stated that there were clear plans instituted by the ECG to settle the amounts owed to the members.